The Camping Trip
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: The Hidden Chapters
Haruka & Kiryuu
This is our first attempt at an Utena fic. We haven't
even done ones on our own :)
Our disclaimer: We've only seen to episode 29, so
don't bug us. We don't own the characters (Though we wish We did...
Utena locked in our basement in Chains... heh heh) Saito Chiho and
the Be-PaPas own them, though. This is fanfiction and may not follow
the 'Ways of the Ohtori World'. If things are a little different,
just remember: It's just fanfiction. Not the end of the world.
I made a funny. (And didn't mean to.)
Wanna add more, Ruka?
Nah, you've pretty much summed it up. Oh, wait a
minute, yeah, one thing. Like usual, we don't want this fic posted
anywhere else, okay? Thanks.
In Order of appearance..
Utena ....... Haruka
Juri ........ Michiru
Touga ....... Michiru
Saionji ..... Haruka
Miki ........ Haruka
Other appearances by:
Guidance Councilor .... Michiru
"Oh, goodness," Anthy put a hand to her mouth. "Did
I say that
[[Note from Kouran: Now _wait_ just a darn minute ....]]
Standing up uneasily, Miki looked mournfully down at his bag.
none of us can eat the fiddleheads - they're coated in the poison
[[Note from Anthy: I thought I knew that word from somewhere! Hello
from another anime! Purple hair and glasses too! *smile*]]
"Do you think we could wash them?"
"Probably not, and they're no good unless they're cooked
Sorry Miki. Yech," Juri added as another leech dropped off.
"At least I can
put my jacket back on."
"We have some raspberries," Anthy said, hoping no one
"Raspberries! Thank goodness, we won't starve." He fought
the urge to
scratch every inch of skin he owned and moved to click his stopwatch
- only to
find he didn't have it. He looked all around, but it was nowhere
to be found.
"AUUUUUUUUGH!" he cried in horrified realization. "I
my stopwatch back in the poison ivy patch!!!!!!!"
Juri felt sort of sorry for Miki, but she was miserable enough
not care that much. The places the little bloodsuckers had fed hurt.
And she was composed enough to feel humiliated... They had all seen
her freak... Her fellow student council members... the accursed
Touga felt amused. Miki was practically writhing in itchiness
stupid stopwatch was gone. "We can ask Saionji to get it for
you when he gets
back," he grinned, imagining Saionji scratching after getting
the watch back.
"Touga, that's terrible!" Utena admonished, trying not
to blush from
shame. The idea _did_ sound like fun.
"I agree!" Miki said as he tried to get to his feet.
"I will not be a
party to such a thing." He paused, then looked at Touga. "You
think he'd do it?" he said, trying not to smile.
[[Note from Saionji: And I hate all of you.]]
Touga smiled. "Yes, he probably would, if just to try and
Rose Bride with how nice he's being."
Anthy didn't say anything but thought it was mean. She wasn't
Saionji sempai, but wouldn't wish that sort of thing even on Nanami.
[[Note from Nanami: Thank you.... I think...]]
[[Note from Miki: Watch out for falling elephants, everyone.]]
"Speaking of Saionji, hasn't he been gone an awfully long
could be lost in the woods."
[[Note from Utena: Technically, he's been lost in the woods his
[[Note from Saionji: You're as funny as a leech. Right, Juri?
[[Note from Anthy: Do you think he's ok, Utena sama?]]
"I'm going to get my tent set up," she said absently,
Pulling the small canvas tent out, she began to set it up, then
and stared at it. There were great holes in the canvas, and she
plainly see Utena through one. "What the hell?" her voice
rose through the
forest, causing birds to fly away, calling their distress.
[[Note from Utena: Dumbass has never been okay before this, Anthy
don't expect he's any better now.]]
Looking over from his misery with the poison ivy and lack of his
stopwatch, Miki stared at the ruined tent. "Oh no. You're not
be able to live in that, Juri." He blushed. "And it wouldn't
for you to stay with me - not unless we were able to take turns
changed inside the tent alone."
"Maybe Touga could be a gentleman and give up his tent to
Juri and _he_
could share with you, Miki," Utena said sweetly, smiling at
He snorted. "No, but she can use the second room in the tent.
can put my supplies into the living half of the tent."
With a flat eyed look, Juri commented, "Rooms."
"There are three rooms in the tent. Half is a 'living room'
sorts, and then there are two bedrooms."
Staring in disbelief, Utena shook her head. Leave it to Touga
an actual SUITE of tent-rooms with him on a camping trip!
Meanwhile, out in the woods, Saionji was FAR from lost (so there.)
the contrary, he was keeping very careful track of where he went,
the superior woodsman that he was.
[[Note from Utena: Where's the shovel to dig ourselves out from
this pile of ....]]
[[Note from Miki: Utena-san!]]
In his exploration, he had even managed to find something that he
use to get revenge on Ugly Tomboy - but he couldn't bring it with
not yet. He would have to return to camp first. So he followed the
sound of Juri's screeching and headed back.
Anthy sat down on the ground and went about trying to make a new
fire. She had covered some of the wood and grass in plastic
when it looked like rain, so it was dry. She wished she'd remembered
Wisps of smoke signaled trough the clearing as a small lick of
flame flickered to life. he carefully fed it into a respectable
would likely be hot enough that wet wood would burn.
"I have returned!" Saionji announced as he stepped into
The handsome young man turned toward Ugly Tomboy in shock. Could
she had finally learned how to appreciate his greatness? "Why,
you!" he said, tossing back his hair.
Huh? Utena looked over at Saionji and blinked, then realized what
was thinking and laughed. "Not _you_!" she said. "I
was cheering for
Anthy! She got the fire going again!"
"I am so glad this day is almost over," she muttered,
looking out at
the setting sun. "Just Saturday and half of Sunday to go."
cursed the fact they got Saturday off school for the trip.
"It's burning nicely now," she smiled up at Utena. "We'll
be able to
roast weenies and marshmallows now."
"And cook food. We have to rig up some sort of shelter for
it so if it
rains we keep the fire." he added, a bit amused on how people
were ignoring Saionji.
So _this_ is how they treated him, was it? For all they knew,
have been lost or hurt in the woods and it appeared no one had even
missed him, not even Touga! Well, maybe the 'present' he'd found
Ugly Tomboy should be a group gift after all.
"It took you long enough to get back. You missed all the
"Leeches aren't fun."
"You running around in circles, half naked, screaming your
head off is.
By the way, Saionji, Miki lost his stopwatch in a small clearing
not far from here.
He's in a bit of pain right now, so could you go get it? It's in
a bunch of fiddle
heads, back that way," he pointed from where Miki had come
Juri had leeches? Saionji thought in amazement. And Miki lost
stopwatch? Obviously the world had come to an end in his absence.
would these people do without him?
"All right," he said with a sniff. "Try not to burn
down the forest
while I'm gone."
[[Note from Saionji: Don't anyone ever dare say that I'M not a good
sport! I'm walking into your stupid trap for the sake of humour
stupid story even though I think it makes me look stupid!]]
[[Note from Utena: That's it, Dumbass, just be yourself ....]]
[[Note from Anthy: Tee hee... oh dear...]]
"We won't," he called out to Saionji. He could be such
"I hate wilderness."
"At least there's a river nearby we can swim in. And we should
catch fish. It's sunset, which is the best time to catch them, Utena
"Sure, why not? Sounds like fun! At least we _did_ bring
poles." She looked at the others. "Anyone else want to
With a snort, she shook her head. "I'd probably fall in,
with my luck.
No, you two go have fun."
Anthy finished putting the supplies together and quietly stood
"No, thanks. You go ahead. Catch a bunch. We'll keep the
and get other stuff ready to cook. We'll have a big meal."
"Okay then, let's go, Anthy!" Utena said, and headed
for the river.
Having found the patch of fiddleheads, Saionji spotted Miki's
stopwatch right away. He didn't understand what could have possibly
driven the boy to lose this thing that was practically part of his
anatomy, but if Anthy would think he was a nice guy by returning
there was no reason not to. He pushed aside some of the shiny plants
around it and picked it up, half-hoping it was broken. It wasn't.
Strange ... why was he itching suddenly?
Anthy reeled in her third fish in 5 minutes. "They're biting
tonight, Utena sama!" Anthy smiled happily. It was nice to
time away from the others -- even Miki. She didn't know if it was
Bride thing or not, but she much preferred spending time with Utena
over anyone else. Utena saw her as a person, not an object.
[[Note from Touga: Bo-o-oring. Who in their right mind would want
mushy, sentimental crud like this?]]
[[Note from Iris: Iris think it sweet! *BOOM* *Touga flies a few
[[Note from Touga: *clears throat* AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]]
[[Note from Orihime: Hmmph! Japanese men! Good work, Iris!]]
"Yeah, this is a great spot!" Utena laughed as she pulled
fish. She smiled at Anthy, enjoying the private time they were having
together. She was glad none of the others had come. When they were
around, she felt on edge and defensive. It wasn't so bad with Miki,
even he had challenged her for Anthy, and she was still a bit wary
long as he wore the rose seal. "You know, Anthy," she
said, "in spite
of everything, I'm glad we came on this trip. This is fun."
up the fish. "And we'll be able to eat now, too!"
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Running while scratching didn't
help the itch,
but yelling at the top of his lungs did. At least it vented his
NOW he knew why Miki had been scratching! It had been a trap, and
whole lot of them had let him walk into it, even Anthy! There would
no mercy when he wrecked his revenge!
After brushing himself off, (Hmmph), he carefully gathered the
fiddleheads up and put them in a pot of water. He figured a good
would take care of them, and then they'd be boiled for awhile anyway.
Anthy smiled happily at Utena. "I'm glad we got away from
everyone, " she said quietly. "There's always a rivalry
around the group of
them, amongst themselves and with you. I wish we had come alone,"
slightly as she said it.
"Touga, your hands are contaminated now!" Miki warned
"Here's your stupid stopwatch!" Saionji stomped into
practically threw the thing at Miki. "I do NOT appreciate your
a joke. I am now going to the river to wash off this oil so I don't
spread it around." He left the camp again with all the dignity
muster while scratching the skin off his hands.
"No, they're not," Touga said, holding up gloved hands.
there, Saionnnnnji... Okaaaay. By Saionji."
[[Note from Touga: Hey, give me a break... It's not my turn yet.]]
Anthy laughed as she tried to pull the crayfish off her line
without getting pinched. "This was a funny thing to catch,
The pink-haired girl chuckled. "Almost as funny as the frog
into the tackle box!" She reached out and petted the little
didn't seem to be in any hurry to hop away since being rescued from
Oh great, Ugly Tomboy was already at the river, Saionji noted.
certainly didn't want _her_ to suspect what he was there for! He
have to be strong and not scratch at all in her presence. Allowing
himself one last scratch, he walked up behind the two girls. "Hello,
Anthy," he began, ignoring Ugly Tomboy, "how is the -"
Before he could continue, there was a loud CROAK under his right
and he was so startled he lost his balance and fell in the river
"So much for fishing," Utena put her pole aside.
[[Note from Miki: Okay, I have to say it, Saionji-sempai _is_ being
good sport about this self-inflicted abuse for the benefit of humour.]]
[[Note from Utena: Don't be fooled, Miki. He just wants to be the
main focus of the story.]]
[[Note from Saionji: Sour grapes.]]
[[Note from Touga: Shouldn't you be fishing in the lake? Where the
"Saionji sempai? Are you all right? You might want to get
[[Note from Juri: HA HA.]]
[[Note from Anthy: Um, you do know the whole purpose of this is
to show Utena
sama off? That's why it's called Revolutionary Girl UTENA, right?]]
[[Note from Saionji: That title was never MY idea! She gets too
of the attention as it is.]]
Giving Anthy a patient, albeit wet, smile, Saionji said, "Yes,
believe I _should_ get out of the freezing cold water and away from
sharp rocks that are ripping my skin to shreds as we speak. I don't
suppose either of you would like to give me a hand?"
[[Note from Utena: *CLAP CLAP*]]
[[Note from Leni: It does seem awfully melodramatic.. And overdone.]]